Category Archives: Instagram

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The new photo agencies

Social Media opened our eyes to the reality that there is a massive talent pool of photographers that have not chosen the path of going pros. They enjoy taking and sharing photos just for the pleasure while they go on paying for their lives with other, probably more lucrative, occupations. Nevertheless, the technology world doesn’t see it that way. More and more,  options are appearing, allowing social media images an opportunity to be monetized, whether they like it or not. In the last 3 years  we have…

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15 quotes from LDV Vision Summit you might have missed

Like during any great summit,  there was a lot of valuable information to take in during the LDV Vision Summit. Here are some noteworthy  quotes to remember for those who were there and those who weren’t :    “Big players will struggle to keep up in some fields as technology investments that are 5 years old will become obsolete ”  Jan Erik Solem, Mapillary “Visual communication is so much more efficient and fast than verbal communication, it is obvious that one day it will become…

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Photos and Apple: A WWDC roundup

The Apple WWDC closes and it leaves crumbs on the floor.  Let’s see what message they leave us: iOS 8 and Yosemite will be a another major push from Apple to continue to dominate the photo tech world. Unlike app makers, the Copernito team has the luxury of waiting and analysing what the market likes and dislike for future inclusion in their operating system.  They also have a formidable analytical tool with the app store. This coming release is another proof of that. Syncing in the cloud:…

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Why the popularity of photos depend more on network

A few weeks ago, a study trying to predict the popularity of photos was published by Aditya Khosla and two of his colleagues from the MIT. The goal was to determine if an algorithm could guess the popularity of a photo by analyzing what is in the shot and by looking at the network of the photographer. It turns out predicting if a photo is going to be popular by looking at its objective aspects like color, texture, gradient, and even object-recognition, is still in its…

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is there a photo/tech bubble ?

Google wants them, Amazon wants them, Twitter, Facebook, DropBox, Evernote , Yahoo wants them.  Everyone on the internet, it seems, wants your photos. And for good reasons: • Photos are  what makes you come back over and over to a site/app. Not only your images but those of your friends, family, co-workers and even people you hardly know. We can get enough looking at pictures. • Photos are a perfect conduit for information in a world where people have less than 8 seconds attention span.…

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This is why Facebook is running scared

Rumors of that  Facebook is about to launch an ephemeral app surfaced late this week end. While it could be surprising for some, especially after the company’s failure in that space emphasised by the recent closure of Poke,  it is actually the least they could do. Here is why it makes perfect sense, and this simple chart shows why : Find more statistics at Statista On a daily basis, Snapchat is leading the race in the most uploaded photos in a  day. Not by much, but…

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Brands on Instagram increase their followers 166% in a year

A new study  by SimplyMeasured released this week show some impressive growth numbers for brands on Instagram. The growth of the top 10 brands on Instagram is nothing short of impressive: Companies like Louis Vuitton have grown 401%  from May 2013 to May 2014, currently reaching more than 1,7 million followers . Nike, who trumps them all with almost $4,5 million followers, has grown 223% with only 89 posts during the same period. That’s a post every 4 days on average, much less than your…

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